BU welcomes inaugural Aboriginal Writer-in-Residency

November 16, 2009

Emma Ari Beltran

BRANDON, MB – The Faculty of Arts at Brandon University is delighted to announce the inauguration of a nine-month Aboriginal Writer-in-Residency, generously co-sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts and Brandon University. This Residency will hopefully become an annual program, with a different featured author each year.

The inaugural Residency will feature guest writer Emma Ari Beltran of Toronto. She has kindly given up her time to share her life and literary gifts with the southwestern Manitoba community for the next nine months. Her Residency began on November 15, 2009 and ends on August 15, 2010.

The Residency will offer manuscript consultations, classroom visits and other events for Brandon University students and faculty, as well as the general public. Residency projects will be announced in early December. Information will be available at that time through the Faculty of Arts Office at 727-9790.

Emma Ari Beltran was one of the featured authors at the OGAMAS Brandon Aboriginal Literary Festival, so the BU community has already had a chance to meet her and hear her read her work before the Residency began.


  For more information, please contact:


  • Brandon University Faculty of Arts Office
  • P: (204) 727-9790